Winner: Peter Lee, Waterloo Region Record, “Science Fair”
The image took a relatively routine assignment and elevated the topic with personality, energy and humour. It is well cropped and has excellent interplay between the subjects in the foreground and background. There is a clear narrative to the photograph and accomplishes the photographer’s mission of embodying the wonder of science from a child’s perspective.
Runner-up: Sebastian Bron, London Free Press, “Tristan Roby”
By focusing on Roby’s mother, the photographer both captures the emotion of the scene and shows sensitivity to his subjects. There is tremendous intimacy to the image and it’s framed to draw into the moment.
Runner-up: Mike Hensen, London Free Press, “Construction”
This photo is beautifully composed and delicately balances light coming from different sources and direction. The interplay between the harsh construction lighting and the sunset is wonderful. So, too, is the tension between the beautiful sunset and the workers, too caught up in their tasks to notice.